Friday, September 30, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 10/30/16- Luke 19:1-10

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Luke 19:1-10

Activities Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc. Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities. Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families Resources on the Sunday Readings Zacchaeus Wants To See Jesus with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs. Big or Small- It Doesn’t Matter At All object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin A Little Man With A Big Problem object lesson with group activities, puzzles, craft, quiz, worship bulletin Zacchaeus lesson #216 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets Zacchaeus Climbs Up To See Jesus lesson Zacchaeus lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Zacchaeus PK – K lesson with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

Read story: “Zacchaeus” from (Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page 96 & 97). While reading the story do cut outs as the story unfolds. Then ask questions from below.

1. What did Zacchaeus do for a living? He was a tax collector.
2. Why did everyone not like him? He often took extra money and kept it for himself. He was dishonest.
3. Why could Zacchaeus not see Jesus? Because he was short.
4. What did he do so he could see Jesus? Climbed a tree.
5. Jesus taught Zacchaeus that what he did was wrong and to live in God’s way so what did Zacchaeus do? He gave half of his property to the poor and he would give back four times the amount he stole from others.

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities? Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Coloring Zacchaeus the Tax Collector Jesus and Zacchaeus Zacchaeus

Crafts Big or Small- It Doesn’t Matter At All group activities (crafts) A Little Man with a Big Problem group activities (crafts) Make Your Own Periscope

Zacchaeus- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 51 & 52.) Several Zacchaeus crafts listed Zacchaeus

Introduce craft: What did Zacchaeus do for a living? How did he carry his money around?

Make a money bag out of felt and put play money inside.

artistshelpingchildren- Make Wallets or Purses. (You can cut the felt and punch holes in it with a hole puncher for the children to make it easier.)

Introduce craft: What did Zacchaeus do so he could see Jesus?

Zacchaeus in a Tree craft Tree Zacchaeus

Games Big or Small- It Doesn’t Matter At All group activities (games) A Little Man with a Big Problem group activities (games)

I Spy (Zacchaeus Sees Jesus)- This lighthearted game engages students with the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus. It could be played indoors, outdoors, or while traveling. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 86).

Zacchaeus, Come Down!- Blow up balloon and tie it off. Remind the students that the people did not want Zacchaeus to be with Jesus and they grumbled. Using masking tape, mark spots on the floor that the student must stand on. Have one student stand on each marker and tell the students that they must stay where they are standing (they cannot move their feet) and they have to keep Zacchaeus (the balloon) from touching the floor. The teacher starts the game by saying, “Zacchaeus, Come Down!” and tosses the balloon up high in the air for the students who must try to keep Zacchaeus from touching the ground using their hands.

The Catholic Toolbox- Zacchaeus, Come Down! (file folder game)

Forgiveness Frenzy- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 82. Several Zacchaeus games listed

Puppetry Zacchaeus Puppet Skit


Zacchaeus Climbs a Tree- Count the items in each row, then write the number next to that row. Color the pictures, too. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 56). Dot-to-dot Maze Jesus is going to Zacchaeus house. Which path will He take? (maze) Little Man in the Tree (maze)

365 Activities for Kids (do the Zacchaeus in the tree maze on October 23 or find the 10 differences puzzle on October 24). Word search Word Search Word Shape Decoder Crossword Crossword Crossword

Quizzes Multiple Choice Fill in the Blanks Fill in the Blanks

Forgiveness All Clear object lesson
Use this message to teach children about how God has forgiven us. Sin and Forgiveness object lesson How Forgiving Are You?
Ask the students these questions and see how forgiving they really are. God's Forgiveness object lesson
This Object Talk will help demonstrate the power of God's forgiveness over our sins, and how the Holy Spirit can melt away the barriers that keeps us from Him. Forgiveness with tons of resources for illustrating faith, Bible stories, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

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